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strangulation

[‚straŋ·gyə′lā·shən]
(medicine)
Asphyxiation due to obstruction of the air passages, as by external pressure on the neck.
Constriction of a part producing arrest of the circulation, as strangulation of a hernia.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The death certificate of Edgel Joy showed that she died of asphyxia by manual strangulation which equated to murder because there were four other people inside the room, Santos said.
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Arden, who was not involved in the postmortem, said: "That would generally raise questions about strangulation."
So it was with some certainty, we explained to wide-eyed friends around the bar that the term hangers-on, came from public hangings when friends of the condemned would hang on to his or her feet to ensure a swifter death than slow strangulation.
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